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The Singles and Doubles Collection: Single Episodes D-G





SINGLES AND DOUBLES COLLECTION: D - G



This is a work in progress. This OTRR Collection is a Non-Certified one, containing series in which currently only one or two episodes are known to exist -- hence the name: "Singles and Doubles Collection". Almost every type genre is included.

Radio -- called by some The Theater of the Mind -- has been with us since 1920 when stations WWJ of Detroit and KDKA of Pittsburg made the first regular commercial broadcasts. The first program aimed at entertaining the unseen audience followed close behind.

Over the years since then, literally thousands of series have been broadcast nationally and thousands more in regional or local markets. Some endured for a few years, others for 20 or 30, and some unfortunately only had one episode broadcast. Of those thousands, some series saw some of their episodes saved for the future, some saw nearly all and others only one or two episodes.

While the goal of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group is to preserve radios past by collecting, and archiving as many different series as possible and making them available to the community, we do not want to let the series that only had a minimum number of episodes to survive go unpreserved for future generations.

To that end we have put together this unique collection of series. Most of the programs you will find here will be totally unfamilar to you, but they are informative and entertaining none the less.

This is the second version of this collection that we have released. Since the first collection new broadcasts have surfaced, and others will undoubtely be found in the future. When and if that occurs, we will release a version three.

From comedy to drama to cooking shows to music, you'll hear it all here, and every episode will be unique and different. They run the gamut, from the middle 20s to the early 70s, all showing us a glimpse of the past, when things were slower and families gathered round the radio each evening. Times when each person was hearing the same thing, but created a different picture in their minds of what the characters looked like, the scenery, location, and most important the sounds. Sounds that each found a different meaning in, but one that entertained, educated, and made the world a smaller place, where you could hear those stories that in the past were told to just a few, gathered round the dinner table, at a campfire, or in small audiences, but now the whole world could hear and enjoy.

Some of these episodes may be misnamed or misdated. If you find such, please let us know. Additionally there may be some dead air space at the beginning or ending of some episodes. This is not one of our certified sets, it is being provided as a way to obtain those series in which only one or two shows have survived.


This page contains Series beginning with the letters D through G.

A text file containing a list of the MP3 files found on this page appears near the end of the file section.


From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


Notes


OLD TIME RADIO RESEARCHER'S GROUP



This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website and the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

If you are interested in preserving old time radio, you may wish to join the Old Time Radio Researchers Group at Yahoo.


This is a portion of the OTRR Non Certified Collection -- it has not gone through the entire OTRR Certification process. The entire Collection can be found at Non Certified Set.



Relax, listen, and enjoy!


OTRR Definitions:

OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that is Certified Accurate indicates that all the episodes are properly identified and labeled but that the series does not contain all known extant episodes.

OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that is Certified Complete is the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implies that all the files in the series are Certified Accurate but also indicates that the series is as complete as possible -- it includes all extant episodes.

OTRR Non-Certified -- A collection of shows that have not gone through the OTRR Certification process.

Reviews

Reviewer: perlster - - December 7, 2013
Subject: mislabled and corrupted files
"Crime Cases Of Warden Lawes - Case 43587-M " is not a mystery show - it's just a man talking about how children differ from adults and, in the next segment, actors

"7-08-24_xxx_Deadline_Mystery_-_Apartment_Racket" is promising, but the file is corrupted - playback ends before the show is complete


I've listened several other shows - other than being rare, they are nothing special:

Reviewer: nightkey5 - - February 27, 2013
Subject: corrections
Fitch is On The Air 37-03-18 is mislabeled because it has been misheard for years. It is a Duke Ellington show and opens with "Duke is on the Air" not Fitch is on the air.

47-08-xx (001) David Street Show - Guest - George Jessel.mp3 s/b 47-08-08

45-04-22 (xxx) Drew Pearson Show.mp3 and 45-05-06 (xxx) Drew Pearson Show.mp3 There are at least 3 available in mp3

42-12-16 xxx Escape To Death.mp3 was a program called Black Castle with Escape to Death being the name of the episode. The program was not on in 1942. Radiogold gives a date of 43-12-16, but that is a Thursday and the show was on Tuesdays at 8 pm. So, let's call it 43-12-14 for lack of a better date.

From The Bookshelf Of The World - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - There are 7 episodes available in mp3

52-12-28 (xxx) Forty Million - Friend Of The Bride.mp3 There are at least 3 available in mp3

General Electric Program - Guest - Judy Garland 521030

There are at least 7 episodes available in mp3. This is the official name of the Bing Crosby Show from 1952 to 1954.

Gracie Fields Show - Guest - Jack Carson

There are at least 5 episodes available in mp3

Gus Arnhein - First Song - It's Love

Gus Arnhein - First Song - You Really Started Something

There are at least 16 shows of Gus Arnheim available in mp3
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - - April 21, 2008
Subject: Awesome
I just listened to an episode of "Forward March", Which contains some of the catchiest music I have ever heard. It's much better than the crap on the radio today. It's great music for those who love 40's Popular Music ("Traditional Pop"). 5/5!
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